Diversity Committee History

Previous Committees:

Library Diversity Task Force (established October 1996)
1996-1998 Membership

Laine Stambaugh, Chair and Personnel Librarian
Charlotte Conlin, Acctg/Receiving Specialist
Mary Grenci, Serials Catalog Librarian
Linda Long, Manuscripts Librarian
Bernie McTigue, Head of Special Collections
Rose Thomas, Collection Development Assistant
Carrie Yates, Search Clerk
Ex-officio: Jon Cawthorne, Outreach Librarian

Highlights: Created a Diversity web page, sponsored events ("Oregon's Native American Heritage," "Panel on the ALA Library Fellows Program," "Programs Devoted to Disabilities Awareness," "Creating a Respectful Work Environment"), developed and distributed a survey to Library personnel on diversity programs and topics, and arranged for an all-staff session with DeEtta Jones (ARL Diversity Consultant).

 


 

Library Diversity Advisory Group (established March 1998)
1998-Sept. 1999 Membership

Linda Long, Chair and Manuscripts Librarian
Leslie Bennett, Music Librarian
Charlotte Conlin, Acctg/Receiving Specialist
Diane Sotak, Science Reference Librarian
Bruce Tabb, Catalog Librarian
Rose Thomas, Serials Specialist
Carrie Yates, Search Clerk
Ex-officio: Jon Cawthorne, Laine Stambaugh

Highlights: Continued Diversity web site development, created a "Multicultural Resource Guide to the University of Oregon and the Eugene-Springfield Community," gathered background information and began development of a proposal for a residency program for entry-level librarians of color, sponsored a "History of the Blues" program which corresponded with an exhibit in Knight Library, and began work on a proposal for a video promoting research librarianship to students of color.

Annual Report

 


 

Library Diversity Advisory Group (name changed to Library Diversity Committee in 2000)
1999-2000 Membership

Diane Sotak, Chair and Science Reference Librarian
Leslie Bennett, Music Librarian
Michiyo Goble, Japanese Cataloger
Joni Herbst, Technical Services Law Librarian
David Landazuri, Database Specialist
Linda Long, Manuscripts Librarian
Bruce Tabb, Catalog Librarian
Rose Thomas, Serials Specialist
Ex-officio: Laine Stambaugh, Personnel Librarian

Highlights: Continued Diversity web site development. Updated online/print versions of the "Multicultural Resource Guide to the University of Oregon and the Eugene-Springfield Community." Worked with the Office of Multicultural Affairs to fund and produce a print version. Increased contact with other campus groups and awareness of campus diversity efforts. Sponsored events (tour of the UO Museum of Art Asian Collection for library staff, Cross-Cultural Communication workshop for library staff, showing of 'Smoke Signals' and photographic display in honor of Native American Indian Heritage month).

Annual Report

 


 

Library Diversity Committee
2001 Membership

Diane Sotak, Chair and Science Reference Librarian (resigned June 2001)
Rose Thomas, Chair and Serials Specialist (starting July 2001)
Michiyo Goble, Japanese Cataloger
Joni Herbst, Technical Services Law Librarian
David Landazuri, Database Specialist
Mark Mimnaugh, Night Coordinator
Audra Loyal, Library Technician/Billing Coordinator
Heather Ward, Humanities Reference Librarian
Kaiping Zhang, Business Reference Librarian
Ex-officio: Laine Stambaugh, Personnel Librarian

Highlights: The first edition of the "Multicultural Resource Guide to the University of Oregon and the Eugene-Springfield Community" was published in print format while updating the web version. Continued strong contacts with campus groups and organizations regarding diversity issues. Created an "After September 11 Teach-In" web page that provides electronic access to the readings packet from the teach-in. LDC attended a 2-day diversity workshop held at Oregon State University in Corvallis. Sponsored the video showing of "My Family/Mi Familia" in honor of Cinco de Mayo for library staff. Regular contact with library staff regarding diversity events through the monthly "Diversity Doings" articles in the Library Staff Association's newsletter.

Annual Report

 


 

Library Diversity Committee
2002 Membership

Rose Thomas, Chair, Serials Specialist
David Landazuri, Database Specialist
David McCallum, Information Technology Consultant
Angus Nesbit, Law Reference Librarian
Edward Teague, Head, AAA Library
Heather Ward, Humanities Reference Librarian
Ex-officio: Laine Stambaugh, Director, Library Human Resources

Highlights: Continued meetings on campus-level diversity issues at Diversity Team monthly meetings and involvement on UO's Diversity Web Committee (Mark Tracy was facilitator until he left Spring 2002). Hosted "The Way Home\" event in the Browsing Room, May 22, 2002. Created Week of Welcome exhibit in Knight Library, August 10-October 31, 2002 with the theme: Welcome to the University of Oregon Libraries : Connecting Diverse Resources with a Diverse Community. Associated websites were created about the display and a "UO Authors\" site. Special interview with former staff member, Lee McQueen, appeared in August 2002 issue as an appeal for donations to ALA's Spectrum Scholarship Program.

Annual Report

 


 

Library Diversity Committee
2003 Membership

Edward Teague, Chair, Head, AAA Library
Shirien Chappell, Head, Access Service
David McCallum, Information Technology Consultant
Karen Munro, Literature Librarian
Angus Nesbit, Law Reference Librarian
Annie Zeidman-Kapinski, Science and Technology Services Librarian
Ex-officio: Laine Stambaugh, Director, Library Human Resources

Highlights: The LDC hosted two presentations: Mi-Hyang Kim, visiting librarian from Korea, spoke about Korean libraries; and Tim McMahon, Kimi Mojica, and Chicora Martin presented to library faculty and staff on diversity issues. LDC members began contributing regular diversity-themed articles to the staff newsletter. Responsibility for the Multicultural Resource Guide was transferred to the CoDaC (Center on Diversity and Community) office on campus, and arrangements were made to collaborate and communicate more effectively with this office in the future. A substantial online guide to diversity-based and interdisciplinary research was developed; this guide will provide the basis of a presentation by Karen Munro at the Oregon Library Association's conference in April, 2004.

Annual Report

 


 

Library Diversity Committee
2004 Membership

Karen Munro, Chair, Literature Librarian
Christine Carmichael, Serials Cataloger and Metadata Technician
Shirien Chappell, Head, Access Service
James Fox, Head, Special Collections & University Archives
Annie Zeidman-Kapinski, Science and Technology Services Librarian
Ex-officio: Laine Stambaugh, Director, Library Human Resources

Highlights: Invited Vice Provost G. Vincent and staff from CoDaC to meet with library staff to discuss diversity and cultural competency on campus. Hosted a reception for the Humphrey Fellows Scholars. Introduced the first annual "Food and a film" event, cosponsored with LSA. Contributed several articles to LSA news.

 

Annual Report

 


 

Library Diversity Committee
2005 Membership

James Fox, Chair, Head, Special Collections & University Archives
Eliz Breakstone, Social Sciences Librarian
Christine Carmichael, Serials Cataloger and Metadata Technician
Paul Harvey, Cataloger and Metadata Technician
Tracy Scharn, Personnel Office Specialist
Kaiping Zhang, Business Reference Librarian
Ex-officio: Laine Stambaugh, Director, Library Human Resources

Highlights: Created two exhibits: The Many Faces of Oregon's Workers, circa 1900-1940; and: Ping Yang on the Mohwak: The Forgotten Asians of Marcola, Oregon. Presented a film series to accompany the first exhibit. Offered a workshop on gender identity and transgender issues. Held the 2nd annual "Food and a film" event, cosponsored by LSA. Hosted a reception for the Humphrey Fellows. Designated a gender-neutral restroom within the Library. Began drafting a long-range plan for diversity in the library, starting with a list of initiatives, in consultation with Library Administration.

 

Annual Report

 


 

Library Diversity Committee
2006 Membership

Eliz Breakstone, Chair, Social Sciences Librarian
Sara Brownmiller, Director, Library Systems
Faye Chadwell, Head, Collection Development and Acquisitions
Paul Harvey, Cataloger and Metadata Technician
Melissa Logan, Video Clerk
Erin O'Meara, Electronic Records Archivist
Jennifer Rowan, Visual Resources Assistant
Tracy Scharn, Personnel Office Specialist
Ex-officio: Laine Stambaugh, Director, Library Human Resources

Highlights: Much of the Library Diversity Committee's efforts in 2006 went into the Library Diversity Plan, which was completed in the summer of 2007, which the help of the library community as a whole. To facilitate the creation of the plan, a Library Administration liaison - Mark Watson - was permanently added to the committee. He has made a positive impact on the committee's work.

The plan was not the only focus of the committee in 2006. In addition, exhibits workshops and events were hosted, and the LDC website was converted to the library's content management system. The Civil Rights at the University of Oregon exhibit was created by a UO student, and conceived of by the LDC, in conjunction with University Archivist, Heather Briston and Professor Suzanne Clark's course on the history of the university. In addition, workshops hosted, included a disability workshop, cultural communication, a Jewish literature series, and three lunch films.

Annual Report

 


 

Library Diversity Committee
2007 Membership

Erin O'Meara, Chair, Electronic Records Archivist
Eliz Breakstone, Law Collections Librarian
Sara Brownmiller, Director, Library Systems
Faye Chadwell, Head, Collection Development and Acquisitions
Paul Harvey, Cataloger and Metadata Technician
Melissa Logan, Video Clerk
Xiaotong Wang, Chinese Copy Cataloger
Ex-officio: Laine Stambaugh, Director, Library Human Resources
Ex-officio: Mark Watson, Associate University Librarian for Collections and Access


Library Diversity Committee
2008 Membership

Elizabeth Peterson, Chair, Humanities Librarian/Literature
Rosemary Nigro, Acquisitions Librarian
Julia Simic, Visual Resources Librarian
Melissa Logan, Video Clerk
Xiaotong Wang, Chinese Copy Cataloger
Ex-officio: Laine Stambaugh, Director, Library Human Resources
Ex-officio: Mark Watson, Associate University Librarian for Collections and Access


Library Diversity Committee
2009 Membership

Elizabeth Peterson, Chair, Humanities Librarian/Literature
Rosemary Nigro, Acquisitions Librarian
Julia Simic, Visual Resources Librarian
Sherra Hopkins, Acquisitions Technician
Ex-officio: Laine Stambaugh, Director, Library Human Resources
Ex-officio: Mark Watson, Associate University Librarian for Collections and Access

Created by lastamba on Jun 18, 2012 Last updated Aug 7, 2012